Empress of China® Dogwood

Size
Cornus angustata ‘Elsbry’ Empress of China® PP#14,537
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
This unique, vigorously growing evergreen Chinese dogwood has glossy, leathery, bright green leaves that persist through the winter, falling off after new leaves emerges in the spring. Crowd-stopping numbers of flowers open as lime green and mature to a creamy white in the spring, followed by red fruit that birds love to eat in late summer and the fall. It is resistant to heat, humidity, and dogwood anthracnose, but avoid the hot afternoon sun.
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Growth Size:   Low Plant - 15 to 20 feet tall, 15 to 20 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Spreading - Rounded
Features:   Year Round Color and Interest, Winter Interest
Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant
Attracts:   Birds
Garden Ideas:   
Woodland Shade, Cottage
Flower features:    Showy Flowers
Creamy-white flowers that bloom in spring through summer
Fruit & seed features:    Non-fruiting variety
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Understory tree, Woodland edge, Shady areas
, Specimen
Empress of China® Dogwood is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 15 to 20 feet tall, 15 to 20 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Water your tree regularly in the first year after planting. Mulching can help conserve moisture and prevent weeds from competing for nutrients and water, but make sure mulch is limited to 2-3inches deep and does not pile up against the bark - no 'mulch volcanoes!'
General Planting Tips:    Trees do best when planted while dormant in fall or winter. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Be sure to check how large your tree will be when fully grown, to avoid pruning chores or Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove tree from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the tree in the hole. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around tree, taking care to keep away from trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching. Staking is generally not needed or recommended, as it can prevent the tree from growing strong roots.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Trees typically do not require fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

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